• Greek Title Ο γίγας
  • Original Title Giant
  • Year: 1956
  • Genre: Μυθοπλασία
  • Country: ΗΠΑ
  • Duration: 201'
  • Director: George Stevens
  • Scriptwriter: Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, βασισμένο στο ομώνυμο μυθιστόρημα της Edna Ferber
  • Cinematography: William C. Mellor
  • Editing: William Hornbeck
  • Music / Score: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Sound: Earl Crain Sr.
  • Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills
  • Production: Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens, Warnes Bros
  • Awards: Academy Award Winner for Best Director
  • Distinctions: Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Writing-Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Music. Golden Globe Nominee for Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Director
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Αγγλικά, Ισπανικά
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατεστημένη σε 4Κ από πρωτότυπο αρνητικό φιλμ 35mm από τη Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, υπό την επίβλεψη George Stevens Jr. Το φιλμ ήταν “WarnerColor” και το αρνητικό Eastman έπρεπε να επεξεργαστεί στο εργαστήριο Warner Bros. και όχι στο Technicolor. 4k restoration from the 35mm original camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, under the supervision of George Stevens Jr. Giant was a "WarnerColor" feature, which meant that Eastman negative would be processed and optical sections created at the Warner Bros. laboratory, rather than at Technicolor.
  • Print Source: Park Circus

This epic film starts in the beginning of 1920s in a ranch in Texas and reaches the post-war growth of the oil industry. Among many secondary characters, in the lead roles are the rancher (Rock Hudson), his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) and the ranch hand (James Dean), who eventually becomes an oil baron. The film is important because it broaches racism against Mexican Americans. Moreover, noteworthy are Steven’s use of editing dissolves within single scenes, the multiple character perspectives of the subplots, the fight scenes and the poetic moments in the vast horizons of Texas.

George Stevens (1904-1975), born in California, was an important director of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He began as a cinematographer in the films of Laurel and Hardy. His first films are comedies and romantic dramas, which have nevertheless humanist dimensions. During World War II he shot war footage; nevertheless in his post-war dramatic films there exist deeper humanist concerns. Many of his films were nominated for and won Oscars. He won the Best Director Oscar twice for A place in the Sun (1951) and The giant (1956).

Photos: Giant © 1956 WBEI



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